Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

Bog Child

bySiobhan Dowd

Kobo ebook | September 9, 2008

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DIGGING FOR PEAT in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she’s been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him—his brother on hunger-strike in prison, his growing feelings for Cora, his parents arguing over the Troubles, and him in it up to the neck, blackmailed into acting as courier to God knows what—a little voice comes to him in his dreams, and the mystery of the bog child unfurls.

Bog Child is an astonishing novel exploring the sacrifices made in the name of peace, and the unflinching strength of the human spirit.

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Title:Bog ChildFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375891544

ISBN - 13:9780375891540

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it An excellent book, there is a realism that stays with you long after reading the story.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it an excellent book, there is a realism in it that stays with you long after reading the story.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A haunting and convincingly well told story Fergus is an 18 year old Irish boy who in the summer before he leaves Ireland for University finds the 2000 year old mummified remains of a child, becomes a courier for Sinn Fein, falls in love, loses a friend, all while under the shadow of his brother's hunger strike. Bog Child is a novel where a lot does happen and things really aren't what they seem. Winner of the 2009 Carnegie Medal.
Date published: 2011-02-01